Free gallery backpacks

Available every weekend throughout the year.

Also available during school holidays that follow the London Borough of Camden calendar*

10.30–15.00
Free, a deposit of £10 is required

Available from the Families desk in the Great Court

*London Borough of Camden school holidays calendar:
23 Oct 2017 – 27 Oct 2017
19 Dec 2017 – 2 Jan 2018
12 Feb 2018 – 16 Feb 2018
30 Mar 2018 – 13 Apr 2018
28 May 2018 – 1 June 2018
26 July 2018 – 3 Sep 2018

If you need to use these resources midweek, outside of term time of the London Borough of Camden (dates above), please contact learning@britishmuseum.org
You must provide us with at least 2 weeks’ notice of the date of your visit and is subject to availability of staff from the learning department.

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Each activity backpack can take up to 90 minutes to complete, and there is limited availability.

Little feet: Alfred the explorer

A backpack for under 5s and their families for use in any area of the Museum.

Visiting during the week in term-time? Collect your backpack from the Ford Centre for Young Visitors.
Suitable for under 5s

African adventure

Spot and match the animals, make an animal mask, and identify pot designs while blindfolded.
Suitable for ages 5–9

Life in ancient Greece

Dress up as an ancient Greek, try out children’s games, and sniff the bottles and guess the smell!
Suitable for ages 5–9

Egyptian Mummy

Identify amulets blindfolded, write your name in hieroglyphs, and examine mummification materials.
Suitable for ages 7–11

Jobs in Roman Britain

Match modern objects with ancient objects, write on a wax tablet, and make a mosaic.
Suitable for ages 7–11

Become an archaeologist

Record a skeleton, see cylinder seals, arrange ancient friezes, and build a winged-lion.
Suitable for ages 8–12

Marvellous Mexico

Learn about Aztec gods, spin the Aztec calendar, and make a turquoise mosaic. 
Suitable for ages 8–12

egyptian mummy

Egyptian mummy